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Before You Buy or Sell
any Kind ol
ltcul Estate, or Business,
Write us your wants.
J. Y. Garlington & Co.,
Laurens, S- C.
NEW GARDEN SEED.
We Mean Every
Seed New. Not
one seed carried
from last year.
PALMETTO DRUG CO.
Laurens, S. C.
LAURENS, S O.. WEDNESDAY 1VIAV 3. 190S
Pullman Palace Cars Made
into Kindling Wood.
Ogdcn Party's Southern Tour Interrupted.
Glorious Hxpcctations Chilled
Running into the yard limits of Green
ville at fifty miles an hour, the special
Pullman train bearing President Rob
ert C. Ogden of the Conference for
Education in the South, and one hun
dred of his guests, crashed into the rear
end of a shifting freight train on the
main line of the Southern Railway just
opposite the factory at 7.55 o'clock yes
terday morning, killing four persons
and injuring four others.
As a result of the tragedy, the trip
of the Ogden party to Spartanburg,
Biltmore and other points was abon
doncd, and the special left Greenville
nt 7.45 last night for Philadelphia and
The wreck was due to a misunder
standing of orders on the part of local
officials of the railroad company. At
the inquest held during the afternoon
the testimony of the dispatcher showed
that orders were received to the effect
that the special would arrive from Spar
tanburg at 7:15 o'clock, and that subse
quently another order was filed in the
yardmaster's office that it would arrive
at 7:55. Yardmaster Riser, who went
on duty at 7 o'clock, testified that he
had received no orders and that he
knew nothing of the train. Conductor
Agnew of the freight, testified that he
was not advised of the coming of the
It is evident, however, that the or
ders were received, even if there may
be a question in the public mind as to
their filing. Train 36, passed Green
ville shortly after 7 o'clock, with or
ders to take the siding at Paris for the
special to pass. Engineer Hunter, who
jumped after applying the emergency
brakes, and just before the crash, came
from the Savannah division and was not
familiar with the roadway of this divis
ion. Seemingly, he did not regard the
sign to slow down at the yard limit line,
and instead, he came whirling into the
station and around the sharp curve at a
dangerous rate of speed.
It was due almost to the mercy of
God that a hundred people were not
slaughtered, for 15 minutes later the
dining cars would have been filled with
a happy throng. The baggage car
Quintus was next to the engine and be
hind it were the diners St. James and
Waldorf. Dr. McKelway, Prof. Far
nam and Mrs. Farnam, Robert M.
Ogden, Mrs. Thorp and Dr. Dreher
were in the St. James. Their car was
literally torn into thousands of pieces
and the passengers were picked out
from under the debris, pinned down to
the track by heavy timbers which
threatened every moment to end their
existence. The three negroes, two
waiters and a cook were nearer the
flames, and it is supposed that the fire,
which broke out like a flash of light
ning, injured them internally.
Covered with mud and slush and
stunned by the horror of the thing, Dr.
McKelway said: "Thank God, my good
wife was in another car."
With all the terrible noise, in the
presence of death, and dazed beyond
description, not a guest, not a woman
lifted a voice in lamentation, and every
soul was brave. The only sound that
made people shudder was the low, pit
eous moans which came from beneath
the cai-s where three negroes were
hemmed in, dying slowly with no power
to save them.
Walking about in the brisk, cool air
of the morning, President Ogden, with
the occasional rays of sunshine glisten
ing on the silvery hairs of his head, of
fered comfort and cheer to his friends.
When the full realization of the disas
ter dawned upon him, his lips were
drawn, 'his eyes flashed fire, and his
voice carried words of denunciation for
the railroad folk who had blundered.
His telegram to Governor Hey ward ex
pressed his feelings. Put in.the midst
of it all, he thanked and praised the
people of Greenville for the kindness of
their hearts and for their sympathy.
And as the day wore on and the rain
came pouring down, he called his flock
together and annoudced that the Ogden
people would pick up the remnants
from the baggage car fire and go bae1?j
to New York. I-ast night the palace'on
weeds was turned toward Charlotte,
and the glorious expectations of the
passengers were chilled by sadness and
gloom.?Greenville News, April 30th.
A Marriage Today,
This afternoon at 3 o'clock Mr. Guy
Stone of this city and Miss Ada Hol
lingsworth of Cross Hill will he united
in marriage. The ceremony will take
place at the home of the bride's father,
Mr. R. T. Hollingsworth and will be
performed by the Rev. Mr. Bradley of
the Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Stone is a son of Mr. and Mrs.
Jno. C. Stone and is popular with a
large circle of friends.
One of the greatest blessings a mod
est man can wish for is a good, reliable
set of bowels. If you are not the hap
py possessor of such an outfit you can
greatly improve the efficiency of those
you have by the judicious use of Cham
berlains Stomach and Liver Tablets.?
They art pleasant to take and agree
able in effect. For Bftle by Laurens
Drug Co. and Dr. B. F. Posey.
3f)-3t _ _
See our Millinery Department for the
latest in Ladies Hats.
O. B. Simmons Co,
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Mr. J. L. MahatTey of Eden was in
the city on Monday.
Miss Willie Jones is in Spartanburg
for the gaities of Festival week.
Mr. Ben Bishop of the Ora section
spent Sunday in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. John Holder of Eden was
in the city on Monday.
Mrs. T. D. Darlington is attending the
Miss Irene Wallace of Alma is visiting
relatives in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Davis of Foun
tain Inn, spent Sunday in the city.
Mr. Watts Davis of Clinton was in
Mr. W. D. Byrd of the Sandy Springs
locality was in the city on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Waters Ferguson of
Clinton were in the city on Monday.
Mr. Frank Owens of the Trinity sec
tion was in the city on Monday.
Mr. T. P. Byrd of Ora, was in the
city on Monday.
Congressman Johnson was in the city
for a few days last week.
Dr. G. F. Moseleyof Tylersville was
in the city on Monday.
Rev. J. T. Jacks was in the city on
Mr. J. P. Dillard of Tylersville was
in the city on Monday.
Mrs. Janie Berry left on Saturday for
Clinton, where she will visit friends.
Mr. J. M. Winn returned from Spar
tanburg on Saturday.
Mr. L. II. Langston has accepted a
position in Spartanburg.
Mr. J. T. Crawford of Ware Shoals
was in town Monday.
Reports from all sections indicate cot
ton up to a nice stand.
Mr. J. Warren Blakley of Tylersville
was in the city Saturday.
Mr. F. L. Donnan of Tylersville called
on the Advertiser Saturday.
Miss Laura Senn of Watts Mill is
quite ill, she had a relapse on Sunday.
Mr. Chas. F. Brooks, who is now teach
ing at Hamer, Marion county, visited
home-folks from Saturday until Monday.
Mr. Milford Cheek was in town Mon
day from Princeton, for the farmer's
Mr. Thos. Weathers and Mr. Robert
Hairston of the Bell View section were
in the city on Monday.
Mrs. W. O. Jones who has recently
moved to Greenville spent a few days
last week with friends in the city.
Mr. Thos. Lynch of Parks Station,
left on Tuesday for Tuccapau where he
will spend a few days.
Mr. Robert Watson and Mr. E. M. D.
Watson of Cross Anchor were in the
city on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Gore of Cross
Keys are visiting their daughter, Mrs.
We regret to learn that Mr. James
Wham of the Salem community is quite
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Harrcll visited
the parents of the former in Columbia
during the past week.
Mr. M. B. McCuen and daughter,
Miss Mamie McCuen of Princeton visit
ed in the city Thursday and Friday.
Dr. and Mrs. Robt. B. Gilkerson of
Princeton were in the city Monday and
Mr. and Mrs. Jno. W. Taylor were in
town this week from Princeton, visiting
Misses Ida Patrick and Mamie Cannor
attended the Oratorical Contest in
Miss Dollie Roland returned Monday
from a visit to Mrs. J. E. Carlisle in
Mrs. J. O. C. Fleming will be the
guest of Mrs. O. W. Leonard in Spar
tanburg during the Festival.
Mrs. Nannie West and son have re
turned to Charleston, after a visit to
Mrs. E. Shell.
Mr. T. Mack Roper ami Mr. II. Ii. Ro
per of Hickory Tavern were in the city
Mr. Matthew Bryson of the Sandy
Springs section was in the city on Mon
Messrs C. C. Jones, Cook Henderson,
and Clarence Leonard of Fountain Inn
were in the city on Friday.
Mrs. Jennie Taylor and Miss Florence
Taylor of Cross Anchor were in the city
shopping on Friday.
Mr. C. D. Riddle has gone to Spartan
burg to enter the Converse Commercial
Mr. II. P. Burdette, one of the most
progressive farmers in the county was
in the city on Saturday.
Mr. I). R. Lynch and Miss Fannie
Lynch of Cross Anchor were in the
city on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Sanders of the
Musgrove locality were in the city on
Dr. W. H. Dial, Mr. J. F. Bolt,
Misses Nell Bolt, Julia Gilker.son and
Kebe Vance attended the Oratorical
Contest at Greenwood on Friday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Hammond of Green
wood who have been visiting Mr. Lee
West returned to Greenwood on Sat
Miss Halt ie Roland will return from
Bishopville tomorrow, where she has
been teaching this winter.
Mrs. B. H. Balle is expected to arrive
from Philadelphia this week to visit
Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Balle.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Chapman of
Hickory Tavern were in the city on last
Mr. Willie Hunter and Miss Deb
Hunter of Clinton were in the city Sat
Mr. R. A. Cooper has received his
commission as Solicitor of the 8th Judi
cial Circuit. His first Court will be at
Abbeville on June 12th.
Mr. J. O. Teague spent Sunday with
his sister, Mrs. Gid Hellams of Barks
dale. Mrs. Hellams has been quite ill
but is now convalescent.
Col. James Armstrong, of Charles
ton, who will address the veterans on
Memorial Day will be the guest of Dr.
H. K. Aiken.
The Hendersonville School, Hickory
Tavern, will have a picnic on Friday,
May 5th. Col. C. C. Featherstone and
Hon. R. A. Cooper will address the
school. The public is cordially invited.
Powell Baldwin charged with the
killing of the old negro Abe McDaniel
in Waterloo Township has been admit
to bail in the sum of $2500.00. He is
represented by Ferguson & Feather
Mr. Mack Brysonof Ora went to Dil
lon Saturday to see his brother, Dr. Hun
ter Bryson, who lias been very ill. Dr.
Bryson has sufficiently recovered to re
turn home with Mr. Mack Bryson on
Among the visitors in the city yester
day were Mrs. J. C. Copcland, Mrs. J.
H. Young, Mrs. G. A. Copeland, Miss
Amy Copeland and Master Pringle Cope
land of Clinton.
The next regular examination for
teachers will be held in the Court
House, Friday, May L9th. Teachers
whose certificates are about to expire
will please take notice. In addition to
the regular subjects, questions will be
submitted on "Hughes Mistakes in
Teaching," Potermnn's Civil Govern
ment and Current Events.
Ii. \V. Nash,
County Supt. Education.
May 1st '05.~3t.
The ladies of tho Chrysanthemum
Fair Association have reelected Miss
Leila Wilkes, President; Mrs. John F.
Bolt, Vice President; Mrs. C. W. Tune,
Secretary; Mrs. W. II. Gilkerson,
The only premium to ho given this
year will he one for tho largest and fin
est collection of twelve blooms. Each
exhibitor will have their flowers re
turned at the close of the Fair, unless
they donate them to the Association.
No flowers will be sold except those do
nated to the Fair. The Association in
vites all the ladies of the city and
county to take part, so as to make this
a real County Fair. The members of
the Association have been greatly en
couraged by the liberal help the mer
chants have given them and the inter
est and financial help from the whole
See our 40 inch white organdies 10 cts.
O. B. Simmons Co.
Young Lady Injured.
Miss Nannie Roland, of Greenville,
fell from the rear platform of the South
bound passenger train on the Charles
ton & Western Carolina Railroad Fri
day and fractured her left wrist bone.
Miss Roland was on her way to the
oratorical contest at Greenwood, which
met Friday night and had to change
cars in Laurens. When the train to
Augusta started to make its shift
to the side tracks in order to lot the
North?bound train in on the main line,
she thought it was pulling out for
Augusta and ran to it and in attempt
ing to board it, lost her balance and
A Telegram from D. A. Davis.
New York, May 1st, '05.
Davis, Roper & Co., Laurens, S. C.
Have secured fine bargains from mil
lion dollar sacrifice sale of wash fab
rics. The prices we will name for May
ought to crowd our store with eager
buyers. Some big bargains in Clothing
too. D. A. Davis.
IS /WS /WS 71
OUR MR. D. A. DAVIS is now/ in New York attending the
$1,000,000.00 sale of the H. B. Claflin Co., one of the greatest sales
ever held, and we will have sonic of the greatest values ever put on
the counters in South Carolina.
During the month of May we will olfer lots of specials in clothing,
shoes, wash goods, notions and millinery at prices never before equal
ed. Don't miss the opportunity we are going to offer you. Look for
our announcement next week. Save your money and come to our
store and you will see the greatest line of specials ever offered.
We are going to save you big money on your May purchases.
Watch us. Wait for us. Come to us for bargains.
Laurens, S. C.
How Memorial Day Will be Observed.
At a meeting of the Daughters of
the Confederacy held on Monday after
noon at the home of Mrs. J. A. Cope
land, arrangements for the observance
of Memorial Day were perfected. All
the veterans in the county are expected
to be present for the dinner, which will
be served at twelve o'clock, and Col.
Armstrong's address, which will be de
livered in the Court House at four
Col. II. Y. Simpson will act as mas
ter of ceremonies, Mr. J. P. Holt and
Mr. J. K. Vance as marshals. Crosses
of Honor will be presented to the vete
rans and the children are expected to
be out in force and are urged to bring
plenty of flowers.
The Daughters of tho Confederacy
and Sons of Veterans arejin charge of
The following Committees have been
appointed to assist in carrying out the
Committee on Table ? Mrs. L. N.
Boyd, Mrs. R. B. Bell, Mrs. W. H.
Gilkerson, Mrs. J. F. Bolt, Mrs. Y. C.
Hellams, Mrs. Alex Long, Mrs. W. E.
Lucas, Mrs. Arrah Sullivan, Mrs. T. F.
t-impson, Mrs. W. R. Richcy, Miss Bel
tie Watts, Mrs. Clarence Babb, Mrs.
T. B. Crews, Mrs. W. W. Jones, Miss
Lil Harris, Mrs. J. O. C. Fleming, Mrs.
F. D. Bolt, Mrs. G. C. Albright, Mrs.
J. Warren Bolt.
Lemonade?Mrs. Oscar Babb, Mrs.
W. D. Ferguson, Mrs. J. W. Todd,
Mrs. M. L. Copeland, Miss Mame Fer
Decoration?Mrs. C. C. Featherstone,
Mrs. J, D. Watts, Mrs. J. H. Sullivan.
Miss Mary Miller, Miss Hattie Roland,
Miss Minnie Babb.
Young Ladies Who Will Present
Crosses.? Misses Lola Anderson, Aga
tha Davis of Clinton, Beulah Balle,
Mary Bowen, Lila Dillard of Tylcrs
ville, Nellie Bolt, Claudia Crews, Sue
Martin, Lil Irby.
?I ThanK the Lord!"
cried Hannah Plant, of Little Pock,
Ark., "for the relief I got from Buck
lens Arnica Salve. It cured my fear
ful running sores, which nothing else
would heal, and from which I hat! suf
fered for 5 years." It is a marvelous
healer for cuts, burns and wounds.?
Guaranteed at, Palmetto and Laurens
Drug Co. 25cts.
HAVE YOU BOUGHT YOUR
Spring Dress Goods?
If not you are in Luck. We have made some late purchases of Wash Dress Goods at heavy discount
from early Spring prices and it is our rule to sell cheap when we buy cheap. You will find in these
Goods many impressive bargains.
Special in Wash Goods!
One lot Figured Batiste, 40-inches wide, sold in early season at 8 cents, now 5 cents.
One lot Sheer Figured Muslin, many of them look like 10 cents goods, now 5 cents.
One lot Newest Style Figured Organdie, look like 15 cents goods, at 9 cents.
One lot 36-inch White Dress Swiss, a value extraordinary at. 10 cents.
One lot Sheer India Linon, .5 cents, 10 cents, 15 cents, 20 cents and 25 cents.
One lot very Special Persian Lawns,.10 cents, 12 1-2 cents and 15 cents.
One lot Silk Mulls in plain colors, . '.15 cents.
Wool and Silk Dress Goods in all That You Wish.
Fine line Brillianteens, Mohair, Voils, Mistrals and other new weaves. Up-to-date line of Shirt
Waist Silks in all colors, 25 cents, 35 cents, 48 cents, 50 cents, 65 cents and 75 cents.
Our Millinery Department
is full to overflowing with all the new designs. We receive one to three shipments every week
and thus keep this Department full of the newest. See us for Hats.
SHOES AND SLIPPERS
in great variety and of the newest styles.
See our Ladies' Oxfords at $1.00, $1.25, $1.50,
$2.00, $2.50 and $3.00.
A great line of Children's Oxfords at 50
cents to $2.25.
Men's Shoes in all grades and styles
98 cents to $4.00.
Tho new It & (I
models are preferr
ed by dressmakers
who wish their pro
ductions to show
the latest style
touch. They give
the Tapering Waist
lino which is tho
i erist ic of i ho
Wo have all sizes
SI.00 to $3.00
Every R &G corset
Very Special this Week
Ladies' all Linen Handkerchiefs at . 5 cents, 10 cents and 15 cents.
Ladies' Bleached and Taped Undervest at 5 cents, 10 cents, 15 cents and 25 cents.
40-inch White Organdie,. 10 cents.
More 36-inch Percale. 5 cents.
More Dress Calico,. 3 1-2 cts.
[Make yourself at home with us when in Laurens.
O. B. SIMMONS
The Largest Dry Goods Store
STATE AND GENERAL NEWS.
Emma Kinard, a negro woman who
lived near Kinards, was killed last
Thursday by her husband, Lumas Kin
ard. She was shot four times and re
ceived two deep wounds from a knife,
one nccross the shoulders, the other
across the stomach. She lived about
two hours after the fray. Before olli
ccrs could reach the place Lumas had
General Eitzhugh Lee Dies of Apoplexy.
General Fitzhugh Lee, of Virginia,
died at Providence Hospital, Washing
ton, at 11.20 Friday night as a result of
apoplexy and paralysis with which he
was stricken early in the day while
traveling by rail from Boston to Wash
ington. At his bedside when he died
were his brother, Daniel Lee, and Doc
tors Eddie and Kenn.The end came sud
denly and was without pain. General
Lee was doing fairly well considering the
severity of the attack until about 10
o'clock when there was a change for
Church of Epiphany.
rev. henry thomas, hector.
March 7th. 10 a. m. Sunday School.
March 7th. 11 a. m. Morning Prayer
Sermon Holy Communion.
March 7th. 4.30 p. m. Evening Prayer
Cotton Growers Meet.
In obedience to the call of the Presi
dent of the County Cotton Growers As
sociation, a representative body of farm
ers and business men met in mass meet
ing in the Court House on Monday.
Partial reports from the different town
ships indicate that there would be a
general reduction of 20 to 25 per cent
in cotton aci'eagc and the use of fertili
Tho following resolutions was unani
mously addopted by the association:
Whereas, it has been demonstrated
that cotton to an amount that would
materially increase the annual con
sumption of the crop can be utilized in
the manufacture of bags for the hand
ling of an unlimited number of articles
of Commerce, such as fertilizer, grits,
rice, salt, grains, etc., taking the place
of barrels and Burlaps, the latter which
is imported from India at an immense
animal outlay and that it would mean
incalcuable good to the Southern cotton
Resolved, That this Association re
commends to the Royal Pag and Yarn
Manufacturing Company of Charleston,
S. C. and to all other Hag Manufactur
ing Companies the use of cotton in their
work, and that wo ask all wholesale
shoppers in every department of com
merce or trade to use hags made of
cotton as a substitute for Burlaps or
packages ami time *>c win give nib
ton bag preference as far as practica
ble, when making purchases.
Changeable Weather Causes Disease.*"
Breathe Hyomei ami Cure Catarrh.
The changeable weather of Spring,
with its warm days and cold nights, is
responsible for a great increase in the
number of cases of catarrh. It is now
that Hyomei, the only guaranteed treat
ment for catarrh that cures without
stomach dosing, should he used in every
For more than a century physicians
have been sending persons suffering
from catarrh to Egypt, Colorado, or
Australia, where the pure, healing air
would cure the disease. For one person
who could take this trip, thousands have
been compelled to stay at home and
continue tneir daily toil. To these suf
ferers who could not change their cli
matic conditions, we oiler Hyomei, a
method by which pure air impregnated
with Nature's own remedies for the
cure of catarrh, can be inhaled by
every sufferer in his or her home.
Breathed through the neat pocket in
haler that comes with every outfit, its
healing, volatile, antiseptic fragrance
reaches the lungs and air passages as
no stomach dosing possibly can do. It |
gives immediate relief and makes last
The complete outfit, consisting of the
inhaler, medicine dropper, and bottle
of Hyomei, costs only one dollar, and
extra hollies of Hvoinei. if needed, can
be procured for fifty cents.
Proof that the Hyomei treatment
will do all that is claimed for it is
found in the guarantee under which.
The Laurcns Drug Co. sell it, an agree
ment to pay back the price, if the pur
chaser can say that Hyomei has not
Mrs. Dolph Knight of Enorce spent a
few days last, week at her sister's, Mrs.
A Disastrous Calamity.
It is a disastrous calamity, when you
lose youi- health, because indigestion
and constipation have sapped it away.
Prompt relief can be had in Dr. King';;
New Life Pills. They build up your di
gestive organs, and cure headache, diz
ziness, colic, constipation, etc. Guaran
teed at Palmetto and Laurcns Drue, . Co.
price 20 els.
25 CENT COLUMN.
FOR SALE?Fino Jorscj Cow with a
calf l wo weeks old. For further in
formation apply to .1. II. Sullivan,
Laurcns, S. C. 80-lt
\'< ITICE Hudgcns' < Hnnory will close
this season's ginning May 15th, (let your
cotton in before that time. 39?31
WANTED- To sell a fine Jack, age
seven years, jet black with white tips,
14 1-2 hands high, thoroughbred Ton
ne oo Jack, good foal getter, for price
write B. 1'. Martin, Easlcy, S. C.
FOR SALE- <'<>m cheap tor the cash
call on us at Barksdale Stable. 30?It
For Sale:-Two good mules with
some age on them, cheap. Apply to
? [ F. M. or A. P. Fuller,
Mountvillo, S. C.
Wanted :-You to know that I have
a fine Spanish Jack stationed at Gray
Court this season. Fee $10.00
D. D. Peden
Gray Court, S. ('.
Carnegie Provides Annui
ties for Professors.
Professors of United States, Canada
and New Poimdland to be Benefi
ciaries-.-What the Securities Arc.
New York, April 27. ? A gift of $10,
000,000 by Andrew Carnegie to provid
annuities for college professors of V
United States, Canada and New Found
land who are unable to continue in ac
tive service was announced today by
Vice President Vanderlip of the City
National Hank. The gift consists of
United Stales Steel Corporation 5 per
cent first mortgaged bonds.
A corporation to be styled "The Car
negie Foundation," will be organized
to manage the funds, which applies to
universities, colleges and technical
schools regardless of race, sex,
creed or color. State or colonial inst
itutions are not included where it is
preferred that their relations shall re
main exclusively with the State. In
stitutions requiring trusts, officers,
faculty or students to belong to any
special sect are also excluded. Each in
stitution participating in the fund shall
cast one vote for the trustees who hold
office five years. Twenty-six presidents
of leading universities, including Presi
dents Craighead of Tulanc and Denny
of Washington and Lee, are named as
trustees. The present value of the be
quest is $11,000,000.
D. A. K. Chapter at Clinton*"Soclal and
Clinton, May 2nd.?Tho Musgrove
Mill Chapter of the D. A. E. was or
ganized on Friday afternoon l>y Mrs.
John C. Davis. This Chapter will be
composed of members from Clinton
and I.aureus. Regent, Mrs. John C.
Davis; Vice Regent, Mrs. Sallie Dun
lap; Historian, Mrs. Jim Copeland of
Laurens; Secretary, Mrs. William Bai
ley; and Treasurer, Mrs. John Robert
son. The next meeting will bo with
Mrs. J. A. Bailey.
The Friendly Dozen were invited by
Mrs. A. V. Martin to meet at her
pretty home on the College grounds one
afternoon during the week past. In tho
parlor and dining room lovely pink
roses were used in profusion, At six
.>.U?lr flin (riinpfn i<.n ,\?.;?.. I U4-n .,
lunch of six courses. A most delightful
afternoon was spent by tho Club.
A large party of students, chape
roned by Dr. and Mrs. Neville and Mrs.
A. E. Spencer attended the Oratorical
Contest in Greenwood on the 29th ult.
Mr. Jack Clark represented tho P. C.
of S. C.
Mrs. Sallie Dunlap, Mrs. Ruf US Dim
lap and Miss Alma Shell were guests of
Mrs. John Robertson last week.
Prof. A. E. Spencer spent last week
in Columbia at the Educational Conven
Mrs. Jack Young asked her friends
in from four to six on Friday afternoon
to a rhyming contest. Each lady drew
some package and was asked to com
pose a verse on the enclosed article.
Mrs. CJeorge Copeland was given an ex
quisite salad howl for her verso on that
useful article, a feather duster. These
packages were carried home as memen
tos of a "poetic" hour. Cakes ami
strawberry ices were served in the din
ing room, which was charming in deep
red roses, and ribbons of the same
shade were used to carry out the de
signs on the table. In the hall and
parlors pink and white roses wi re used.
Mrs. Sherard and Mrs. Gilkcrson of
Laurens were with Mrs. Edgar Owens
from Wednesday until Friday evening.
Mrs. J. D. Watts Stopped over a few
hours with friends Tuesday on her way
Mrs. W. J. Bailey, Misses Katharine
Copeland, Addio Horton. Rosa Bailey,
Connie Bailey. Katharine Bean and
Mollie Mnnson will leave Wednesday
for Spartanburg to attend the Music
Mrs. 11. 1.. Seaife and children arc
visiting Mrs. W. M. McCaslun.
In Honor of Judfcc Bnrksdalc.
The "Briars," Company "G" 3rd. S.
C. Regiment, gave a dinner at the Now
Bendella IIolol on Wednesday in honor
of their old comrade Judge Allen Barks
dale of Ruston La.
Owing to thi-very threatening weath
er not as many of his comrades were
present g.H were expected and it is to be
regretted that any had to misSSO pleas
ant an occasion.
There worcnboul 125 enrolled in the com
pany and of that number there are now
living about thirty live, Nine of those
wore present at tin- dinner on Wednes
day, as follows: B. W. Lanford, Allen
Barksdnle, W. II. Hollams, J. B. Hig
gins, Mel. I' loming, Manning Edwards,
M. B. OwingSi A. Y. Thompson and
O. (5. Thompson,
Wash 1 lei Ton, servant of Thos. Barks
dale,who fell at Chickaniauga was also
present. Wash is one of the most re
spectable negroes in tho county and the
trustworthy character which caused hirn
to be selected as a body servant, to a
Confederate soldier remains with him
still. He always finds time to meet
with the "Briars."
It is not surprising that we should
have the crowd with US with.such a stock
and such price., as we are naming.
O. B. Simmons Co.